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A Quaker Retirement Community Faces the Pandemic

Creativity and service flowers under quarantine.

Nancy Thomas lives with her husband, Hal, in Friendsview, a retirement community in Newberg, Ore. They’ve served in Bolivia many years as Friends Serving Abroad. She is a poet, the poetry editor of Friends Journal, and a member of North Valley Friends Church in Newberg.

Posted in: Features, Friends Face a Pandemic/Thin Spaces
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False Face Must Hide What the False Heart Doth Know

I thought of one of my best friends as the nicest, happiest person I knew. In the time that I […]

Kiera Larrieu (she/her), Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

Posted in: Friends Face a Pandemic/Thin Spaces, Student Voices Project 2020
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Court Watch

FJ Poetry: “All rise!” / Judge enters the court, robe trailing / Eyes downcast

Helen Fox lives in Bokeelia, Fla.

Posted in: February 2019, Poetry
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Flowers for Sarajevo

By John McCutcheon, illustrated by Kristy Caldwell. Peachtree Publishers, 2017. 32 pages (plus audio CD). $19.95/hardcover and CD; $6.95/CD only. […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He is currently at work on a young adult novel about the holocaust in France.

Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Among Friends: Holding in the Light

Our introduction to the April issue on Healing.

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal

Posted in: Among Friends, Healing
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Meant to Be For Some Purpose

I was 47 when I drove four other rabbis in my teal Windstar minivan from Philadelphia to the Catskills for […]

Jacob J. Staub is a writer, rabbi and teacher. He serves as Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality at The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa. He can be reached at jacobstaub.net.

Posted in: August 2012: Sustainable Travel, Departments
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Arugula

The first time I ever had arugula was in the Willoughby’s kitchen. Somehow or other there is always food in […]

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Gifts of a Weekend in Silence

I don’t know exactly what attracted me to the idea of a silent retreat last April at Woolman Hill in […]

Mary Stacie attends Hartford (Conn.) Meeting. Another silent retreat is scheduled at Woolman Hill in April. © 2001 Mary Stacie

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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